Meet BRCK - the rugged backup generator for the Internet

By Shawn Knight
May 9, 2013
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  1. A non-profit tech outfit from Africa has taken to Kickstarter to help fund what they describe as a backup generator for the Internet. Ushahidi claims the versatile BRCK (pronounced 'brick') can provide you with an affordable, reliable connection to the...

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  2. spydercanopus

    spydercanopus TS Evangelist Posts: 794   +87

    Rather see a peer 2 peer router for wide-area internets
    H3llion likes this.
  3. So it's a cellphone acting as a hotspot.....
  4. negroplasty

    negroplasty TS Maniac Posts: 516   +12

    Your cell phone has an ethernet port? :p
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  5. psycros

    psycros TS Evangelist Posts: 1,133   +502

    Not much use in the US with its pathetic data caps.
  6. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 2,917   +1,176

    I can't speak for Africa, but for the world that's in good pace with the technological progress, in which I live, this technology would have been viable 5 years ago, at best, but definitely not now.
  7. Roaming fees = Crippled.

    Why not put a crank handle on it?
  8. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,383   +105

    They should tap into the SAT Phone System don't know why we're all on CELL Phone with limited Cell Towers. With the way cell phone drop calls and the data plan is outrageous pricing to use smart phone. Like $10 per smart phone then the data plan. Like $20 extra month.

    This device 3G/4G WiFi Router hot point idea more on the go type also...

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